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Trump administration’s lumber tariffs forces Canadian producers to idle sawmills

U.S. lumber prices reached record prices during the first half of 2018, but have come to plunge 47% starting [...]

Global softwood lumber trade impacted by slowing demand in China and dropping US prices

Declining trade of softwood lumber, plummeting lumber prices in the US and slowing wood demand in China were some of [...]

Mixed lumber price trends in the US

The first full workweek of the year generated more inquiries and sales of framing lumber in the US, but traders [...]

Central/West Africa: Logs & sawnwood prices continue to stand firm

Across the Central/West African region producers report no major change in overall international market sentiment since the end of [...]

Forestry industry production in Ireland to double by 2035

The Irish forestry industry might invest around €250 million during the next years, in the preparation of a major expansion [...]

Forecast: North American lumber market expected to grow in 2019; prices to rise

Growth in U.S. domestic softwood lumber consumption is expected to continue next year and well into 2020 as the [...]

European tropical wood imports impacted by supply issues

Looking at factors behind the sales trends, European importers earlier reported supply issues out of Asia due to an extended [...]

Lumber industry in British Columbia is optimistic about growth in exports to China

British Columbia lumber producers are getting ready for a rough 2019, considering the concerns over Canada-China trade, the US [...]

US$2.4 trillion worth of construction projects to boost UAE’s wood products demand by 2020

The wood industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to boom over the next two years as the [...]

IKEA sells particleboard plant in France

IKEA Industry AB, part of the Inter Ikea Group, has accepted the takeover offer made at the end of September [...]